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#3667001 - 01/11/10 browning bss grade 2's  
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any browning bss fans out there? I have a couple and just started thinking....these things are 30-40 years old now. must be getting to be worth sumtin.


Originally Posted by BrentD

I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
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#3671395 - 01/12/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: high_country_]  
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20's are worth more than the 12's. Regular field grade guns go for between 1k & 2k depending on condition.

#3693703 - 01/18/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: Bay_Dog]  
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My is one of the originals without the barrel selector.
.20 ga with 26" tubes. I love the thing!
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#3695337 - 01/19/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: Blacktail53]  
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Did they make any with a splinter forearm?


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#3695392 - 01/19/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: high_country_]  
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Nice looking guns, I like SXS's however those were made by the japs.

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I used to want beavertail forends but now I prefer splinters. To each his own.

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#3698921 - 01/20/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: Savage_99]  
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Originally Posted by Savage_99
Nice looking guns, I like SXS's however those were made by the japs.





Yes they were, and those particular Japs knew how and had the skills to make a good shotgun. If I'm not mistaken that same factory made the Parker Reproductions. They were made of such high quality that parts were interchangeable with the originals. Have you checked the collector desirability and prices on them lately?

So what were you saying?


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#3706050 - 01/21/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: battue]  
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I like mine, it is a straight stock with the beaver forend. kills chukar like that is it's job.
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Originally Posted by BrentD

I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
#3706811 - 01/22/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: high_country_]  
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Very Nice. First straight grip one I've seen.


laissez les bons temps rouler
#3710492 - 01/22/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: battue]  
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I have a regular bss also that I hunt with alot. I am really becoming a fan.....a bit heavy, but questioning quality seems to be a nonissue.


Originally Posted by BrentD

I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
#3711614 - 01/23/10 Re: browning bss grade 2's [Re: high_country_]  
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The Browning BSS is a shotgun often used for sxs events in sporting clays. The reason is they will take a lot of shooting and keep on going when others that cost more have recurrent problems.

Weight is an advantage when one shoots a lot of rounds. However, you can backbore the barrels and they can become quite responsive for field use. A couple ounces off the the barrels and things change as far as balance. The BSS is a fine sxs.





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